10 Healthy Indian Breakfast Recipes
“Eat Breakfast like a King
Lunch like a Prince and
Dinner like a Pauper
A very old saying which several dieticians do follow as part of their dietary regime.
The question is how can we eat breakfast like a King? Does it mean consuming a lump sum quantity of food to stuff our tummy tight or does it mean eating sufficiently with nutrient-rich content?
Filling up our stomach without being thoughtful of the food required for a healthy body, is not recommended. Dieticians and nutritionists suggest including an adequate amount of minerals and nutrients in our diet to enrich our body and not land up overeating. Let us focus on the Indian breakfast recipes, which will eventually help you to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Oats are considered to be extremely nutritious and beneficial for our bodies: one of the popular Indian Breakfast Recipes. They contain high volumes of minerals, vitamins, and anti-oxidants. Several studies have proved that oats can reduce blood cholesterol and blood sugar levels and efficient in reducing excess weight.
Oats can be consumed in multiple ways. Nowadays they are available in several forms in the stores. The most popular method is to eat them as a breakfast cereal with milk. You can choose any of the flavors, vanilla, strawberry or chocolate. If you want some more variation, then you can also purchase oats mixed with some veggies or some tangy masala.
Oats are also available in baked forms as cakes, cookies, biscuits and even as loaves of bread.
Muesli is gaining popularity as a breakfast cereal on account of its low sugar content and calories. Its tastier than the common regular cereals. It mainly constitutes of rolled oats punched with either dry fruits and nuts or strawberries or seeds. Due to its high fiber content and package of minerals and vitamins, muesli is recommended as one of the key members in many health plans. The nuts contain Omega-3 fatty acids which are very effective in controlling heart diseases and protecting our eyes.
Muesli is consumed mainly with hot or cold milk. You can feel the crunchy taste if mixed in cold milk. People sometimes mix with curd or yoghurt and honey instead of milk. It's now one of the preferred Indian Breakfast Recipes.
Eggs are quite a popular food item in the breakfast table. They do not contain carbohydrates or sugar and are highly rich in proteins. Protein is essential to build up body immunity and keeps us energetic throughout the day.
The best healthy option for egg intake is by boiling or the water poach. People suffering from blood cholesterol or liver problems are suggested to reduce oil intake. Both options are ideal for them to ensure the proper functioning of their body organs. Kids are recommended to have at least one egg a day. Some doctors recommend to apply a pinch of fresh turmeric powder inside a boiled egg and then consume. Scramble egg is also a good and healthy option but yes you need to mix with butter which sometimes is not preferable for people suffering from cholesterol issues or obesity.
You can also prepare an omelet or a fried poach, quite a delight for kids.
Vegetable Sandwich is another very good option for breakfast. It helps to enjoy the immense benefits of fresh vegetables like spinach, cucumber, onion, tomato. A recommendation is to use organic veggies for the sandwich.
Doctors recommend using either multigrain bread or wheat bread or brown bread for preparing sandwiches. Vegetable sandwiches are popular in India but it is now gaining popularity across the world. The reason behind it is the realization of the importance of vegetables in boosting our body immunity.
The sandwiches can either be strongly grilled or consumed raw, depending on your taste and need. Would say one of the most common Indian Breakfast Recipes.
Salads are one of the healthiest breakfasts. There are various preparation methods for salads, with innumerable choices of ingredients.
You can mix boiled corn, chopped tomatoes, and chopped onions and stir with some amount of black pepper and mayonnaise. During the winter season when green vegetables are abundant, you can prepare salads with chopped spinach or lettuce or cabbage, capsicum or bell pepper, tomato, onion and stir with your favourite sauce. Potato, cucumber, cauliflower can also be used in salads. Nonvegetarians prefer adding small chunks of chicken or egg for enhancing the taste and protein content.
Vegetables play a vital role in human body growth due to loads of minerals, vitamins and fibre content. Nutritionists strictly suggest consuming vegetables in almost all meals throughout the day. It keeps our bodies energized and healthy.
What are sprouts? Sprouts are the shoots emerging out of the seeds of plants by the natural germination process. You can easily soak the seeds of peas, beans, fenugreek, beet, lentil, mustard in the water at your home and observe the sprouts coming out from them after 2 to 3 days. Make sure you change the water every day.
Consume sprouts daily during your breakfast. You can apply some salt for taste. Sprouts are a rich source of vitamins, protein, and minerals. It is said that sprouts help in increasing digestion capacity and reduce the blood sugar level thus minimizing the body risk to heart diseases. There are sprouts nowadays available in the market but it is recommended to prepare at home as you can observe them yourself and take actions if you find them getting rotten due to climatic conditions.
Most of us aware of the extraordinary benefits of fruits in keeping our body healthy with glowing skin and lustrous hair. Fruit platter or salad or consuming one or two fruits are important to be included in our breakfast. They should be eaten raw without adding sugar r salt.
Many people prefer fruit juices instead of eating ripe or raw fruits. But doctors prefer biting fruits to enhance our jaw muscles and strengthen our teeth. Fruits contribute a lot in controlling blood pressure, diabetes, sunstrokes, and heart ailments.
For a delicious fruit salad or a fruit punch, you can mix honey and lime juice and toss the fruits with the mixture. The second option is to boil honey, lime juice, orange juice and brown sugar in a bowl. Arrange the chopped fruits over a bowl and add the mixture over them. Depending on the availability of fruits in each season, you can consume them like bananas, papayas, pineapples, strawberries, grapes, blueberries, oranges, kiwis.
Brown or Oat or Wheat Bread
What is brown bread? What is oat bread? And what is wheat bread?
Brown bread is prepared with a mix of many grain flours especially wheat flour and is well known for the health benefits of bran. Oatmeal bread is prepared by mixing grounded oats and wheat grain flour and is famous for its anti-oxidant properties. Wheat bread is prepared wholly with wheat grain flour without any mix of any other flours.
Nutritionists, dieticians, and doctors are now prescribing the consumption of brown or oats or wheat or multigrain bread instead of white bread. White bread contain highly processed flour and other add-ons which are not good for our health. Bread is a good option for eating with honey or as a sandwich. You can apply butter or jam but not regularly as it may harm the blood sugar and blood cholesterol levels.
Veg soup is one of the delicious and healthiest breakfast options you can genuinely try. It can be easily made at home. You just need some good amount of chopped vegetables and boil them sufficiently. Cook the vegetables with a pinch of salt for taste in the water used for boiling the vegetables. Do not drain the broth out as it contains essential nutrients.
There are several options for preparing veg soups. We can either prepare a corn soup or mix vegetable soup or tomato soup or only lentils soup. Vegetables can be selected depending on their availability like carrots, beans, peas, potatoes, tomatoes, cauliflowers, onion, spinach, cabbage.
Starting your day at breakfast with a bowl of veg soup will keep you refreshed, energized and active. Your concentration levels will enhance, your body immunity will boost up and your body will remain healthy barred of toxins.
Idlis are very common in the Southern part of India. No deep frying, no oil, no fat content, no sugar content; one of the healthiest Indian Breakfast Recipes.
Idlis are now available in almost all parts of India and are spreading overseas in many countries in the world. Indian chefs and businessmen are trying to promote this healthy food elsewhere.
Idlis can be easily prepared at home and are gaining prominence in many households. Consuming Idlis during breakfast is a very common phenomenon these days at many homes due to the ease of preparation. The batter for idli is made up of either rice flour or Rava (Rava is made by grinding husked wheat) flour. You need a steamer or micro-oven with the idli maker stand for the final steaming.
So friends, try out the Indian breakfast recipes and share your experiences with us. We would love to hear your comments and feedback.
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19 thoughts on “10 Healthy Indian Breakfast Recipes”
Well, now I’m hungry! These all look really good. This is proof that healthy food can also be delicious.
I love all these healthy breakfast ideas. We do love oats, sandwiches, vegetable soup, and fruit shakes.
When I was younger, I would have never considered a salad or soup for breakfast. But as I am older and wiser, that is a great option! I am ready to go eat my breakfast now!
These look delicious. It is refreshing to see healthy recipes being the spotlight recently.
The vegetable sandwich looks like a really good breakfast. I am going to try that. Oh, and that vegetable soup! I am making that when the weather is not too hot anymore.
I love these healthy breakfast ideas. I somehow never considered soup as a breakfast, but it sounds interesting.
I love muesli but haven’t had it in a while. What a great breakfast!
Idlis sounds interesting. I eat oats for breakfast almost every day – they are so healthy – these are all very cool options, thank you and blessings!
I love salad or soup for breakfast. People always thought I was weird though!
Sprouts for breakfast is interesting. I think I would like the fruit punch the best!
These are my menu when I was living healthy a few years back. Except for the fruit punch and the Idlis. Hope I can try it out some day.
Thanks for 10 healthy Indian breakfast recipes, we also have most of these breakfasts, only Idlis is not known to me, but it looks delicious!
These look so so delicious and healthy!!! What about Dosas, aren’t they healthy?
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These are truly healthy breakfasts. I eat oats and sometimes sandwich every morning.
Gladt to hear that.We too try to follow the same
Healthy breakfast is the key to healthy lifestyle. These are such great breakfast ideas. Would like to try them out.
Please sure try out
Wanna try these foods some day.